Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

From the Seminole County Newsroom

Seminole County expects to receive up to 8,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine within the next few weeks, as early as December 22 or 23, 2020 in the second delivery of the vaccine.

Two task forces will be deployed from the Florida Department of Health and Allied Health nurses, Seminole County Fire Department paramedics and emergency management staff to approximately 80 assisted living and long term care facilities to vaccinate the most vulnerable populations on a voluntary basis.

Yet to be determined are when the County will receive vaccine boosters and additional doses. The County is working closely with the State’s Division of Emergency Management to expedite vaccine distribution.

In accordance with the State’s plan for vaccine roll out, the first individuals to receive the vaccine will be those in long-term care facilities and healthcare workers in hospitals who are in direct contact with COVID-positive patients.

Seminole County has prepared to receive the vaccine by developing dispensing plans, conducting gap analysis, acquiring logistics (including vaccine freezers), executing simulated points of distribution sites, facilitating workshops with private pharmacies and providers, working with law enforcement and community partners, training paramedics and more.

Drive Through Test Sites

Appointments are available for Seminole County drive through, pop-up community test sites and details can be found by visiting PrepareSeminole.org. These sites, offered in partnership with Allied Health, are capable of testing individuals ages 5 years and older (children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). There is no charge for uninsured patients. Insured patients will not be charged a co-pay but should bring insurance cards.

Rapid testing and antibody testing are not available at the County’s drive through test sites. All tests are conducted for the PCR nasal or oral swab methods and results are received within 3-5 days.

Two free cloth masks are provided to all individuals tested, while supplies last.

Additionally, the County lists new test sites each Friday by 11:00a.m. at PrepareSeminole.org, along with testing appointment links. This week’s testing schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 14, 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m., Carillon Elementary School, 3200 Lockwood Boulevard, Oviedo

Wednesday, December 16, 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m., Bentley Elementary School, 2190 S. Oregon Avenue, Sanford

Friday, December 18, 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m., Northland Church (parking lot across the street), 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood

For non-emergency questions about COVID-19, the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management personnel are available at 407-665-0000, Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Spanish-speaking operators are on standby to assist.

You can also visit PrepareSeminole.org for additional information related to COVID-19 in Seminole County. You can also text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to receive updates from Seminole County Office of Emergency Management.

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here